Use a PebblePad Workbook or Template a Faculty Colleague Has Shared

Note: This tutorial assumes your colleague has already shared a resource with you. See Share PebblePad Workbooks and Templates with Your Faculty Colleagues to learn how to share resources for your faculty colleagues to use.

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Resource Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the resource that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
    information icon
  5. Click I want to…
  6. Select Copy
    I want to ... Copy
  7. Optionally rename the copy through the dialogue box and select Take a copy.
    Copying linked items...this workbook contains links to other items. Copying this workbook will create a copy of all liked items into your asset store. Checked box for option I want to copy all of the linked items. Do you want to rename the workbook? New Name Take a copy button and cancel button.
  8. You now have a copy of the Resource which you can deploy in your course.

This article as updated on May 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Share PebblePad Workbooks and Templates with Your Faculty Colleagues

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/ 
  2. Click on the burger menu (three lines stacked like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Click Resource Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the resource that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
    information icon
  5. Click I want to…
  6. Select Share
    I want to...Share
  7. Click I would like to share this...With people
    I would like to share this...with people for their advice or collaboration on a workbook.
  8. Find the person/people with whom you want to share your resource.
  9. Select the option to Allow recipients to take a copy.
    What can your recipients do with this? Option to Allow recipients to take a copy is selected.
  10. Your selected recipients will now need to make a copy of the resource to use it with their classes.

See Use a PebblePad Workbook a Faculty Colleague Has Shared to learn how to use a resource a faculty member has shared.

This article as updated on May 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm


Create an Alumni Account

All PSU active account users can create a free PebblePad Alumni account before they separate from PSU. This is a self-service process completed within PebblePad. To make an alumni account, take the following steps before you lose access to your PSU accounts.

  1. Log into pebblepad.pdx.edu with your PSU ODIN credentials.
  2. Click in the top left "burger menu" icon with 3 vertical lines.
  3. From the left slide out menu click Additional Settings.
  4. From the exposed menu click Free Alumni Accounts.
  5. A new browser window will appear with a pop up box in the middle.
  6. Click Continue in the pop up box to make it got away.
  7. Fill out the form using a personal email address and password.
  8. Click Continue.
  9. Choose your subject expertise and career destination (optional).
  10. Read the Terms and Conditions then click the check box.
  11. Then click Continue.
  12. A confirmation screen will display the information you entered.
  13. After verifying that it is correct click Confirm.
  14. You will be presented with a completion screen.
  15. Bookmark the login URL for your alumni account before logging in.

See PebblePad support documentation for additional detail.

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Organize Your Assets with Tags

Descriptive titles are a good way to ensure that you'll be able to find pages and other assets easily when you want to use them. Think of tags as a second level of organization; a good tag should ideally be short (a single word or phrase), descriptive, and unique. For example, you might use the tag "research" to organize assets that have to do with your research, or "classes" to organize materials for your classes, or even "WS-101" for your Women's Studies 101 course.

  1. Log into PebblePad from pebblepad.pdx.edu.
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen, and click Asset Store from the home page.
    • Get used to using this menu; it's the quickest way to jump from place to place in Pebble+.
  3. Find the asset you want to tag in the list and click the i icon.
  4. Scroll down to the Tags section. Enter a tag and click Add, or separate multiple tags by comma.
  5. Click Close at the top of the side bar when you are done adding tags.

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Share an Asset with Other PebblePad Users

Assets are the building blocks of PebblePad. Simply put, assets are files: They can be portfolios that include many pages, pages themselves, images, templates, and more. Once you've created an asset, you can share it with other PebblePad users. You decide how much access they have to the file. These instructions are for sharing assets with other users via Pebble+.

  1. Log into PebblePad from http://pebblepad.pdx.edu/.
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen.
    • Get used to using this menu; it's the quickest way to jump from place to place in Pebble+.
  3. Click Asset Store from the menu that appears from the left.
  4. Find the asset that you want to share in the list, and click the i icon in the right-most column.
  5. In the tab that opens from the right, click the I want to... button.
  6. Click Share from the drop down list.
  7. From the pop up window, in the I would like to share this section, click With people.
  8. Search for the person you're sending the file to in the Who are you sending this to? section:
    • Use the Look for other PebblePad users option if the person doesn't show up right away in the search.
    • Make sure the person you're sending the file to has logged into PebblePad at PSU before. Accounts aren't created until one logs in for the first time.
  9. To share with additional people, repeat the search options.
  10. In the What can your recipients do with this? section, check as many options as needed.
  11. In the Why are you sending this... section, you can add an optional message to the recipient.
  12. Click the Share asset button when you've gone through all options. This sends an email notification to the people you're sharing with, and gives them access to the file.

Note: PebblePad provides additional in-depth help guides.

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Create a New Portfolio

A Pebble+ portfolio is made of a collection of pages, images, and other assets that tell a story about you and the work that you do. Combine existing assets or start from scratch to make your portfolio.

Note: Editing and adding content within a portfolio page is just like working on any page in Pebble+, so it's not covered here. If you need help, check out our additional tutorials, or use the Help button in the lower right corner of any Pebble+ page.

Create a Portfolio

  1. Log into PebblePad at pebblepad.pdx.edu
  2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen, and click Asset Store from the home page.
    • Get used to using this menu; it's the quickest way to jump from place to place in Pebble+.
  3. Click Get Creative and then Create a portfolio.

Create Structure

You have lots of options when it comes to putting the structure of your portfolio together. This section will show you how to create two different structures: Menus that include other assets that expand top to bottom and menus that can be added from left to right.

Note: These instructions will only work for brand new portfolios; if you're working with an existing portfolio, settings will vary. Use this as a basic guide, but feel free to try options that aren't described below.

Top to Bottom

    1. Click the + (plus) icon on the New page tab.
    2. Click the Add a new page here or Add an existing asset button to include pages and other assets in the top to bottom menu.
    3. Once you have your pages added, you can click the gear icon next to each item to rename. Click Confirm.
    4. Your finished menu should look something like this:
      Pebble Pad menu containing 4 items: New portfolio, about me, work experience, and education.

Left to Right

You can add additional top to bottom menus, starting from the left to right. You can think of each of the top to bottom menus as a mini "portfolio," organized by topic, or whatever makes sense to you.

  1. Click the stand-alone + icon to the right of the last portfolio tab.
  2. Click Add a new page here.
  3. From here, you can add additional pages in the menu under the new page you just added, following the top to bottom instructions above, or you can just have a single page linked to the navigation bar.

Reuse Pages

If you create a page or portfolio within your new portfolio, it's not automatically available in your asset store. You will need to allow the page to be reused in order for it to be available in your asset store.

  1. Open your portfolio, and navigate to the page you want to reuse.
  2. Click the Properties button, from the top right.
  3. In the Reuse Pages section, check the boxes to include the current page, and/or current portfolio in the asset store.

Note: You're working within a 'portfolio,' but the top to bottom menus we talked about in the last section are also called 'portfolios.' Think about the top to bottom menus as 'sub-portfolios.' These 'sub-portfolios' will only exist as a separate object in your asset store if you follow the steps we just outlined to reuse pages. The same goes for pages that you create directly in a portfolio. Pages you create independent of a portfolio will already be available for reuse in your asset store.

Note: PebblePad provides additional in-depth help guides.
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Create a New Page in Pebble+

An easy way to start working on your portfolio in Pebble+ is by creating a page. Pages can be shared or submitted for assessment individually, or added to a portfolio.

    1. Log into PebblePad from pebblepad.pdx.edu.
    2. Click on the burger menu (three stacked lines like a hamburger) in the upper left corner of your screen, and click Asset Store from the home page.
      • Get used to using this menu; it's the quickest way to jump from place to place in Pebble+.
    1. Click Get creative in the list, and select Create a page.
    2. Use the Add Content button at the top of the page to get started.
      • If you need any help during the editing process, click on the Help button in the bottom right corner of the window. This button can be found throughout Pebble+, and can help you whenever you get stuck.

Note: PebblePad provides additional in-depth help guides.

This article as updated on May 12, 2020 @ 4:23 pm